Sunday, May 02, 2010



Title: Click

Author: David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Deborah Ellis, Nick Hornby, Margo Lanagan, Gregory Maguire, Ruth Dzeki, Linda Sue Park and Tim Wynne-Jones

Date Finished: April 10, 2010

Personal Book Count: 16 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: middle school fiction

First Line: “I can’t believe you’re not going to open it!” Jason said. “Don’t you want to know what it is?”

Why did I pick this book?: I was fascinated with the concept.

Summary and Review: summary taken from

A video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything.

The world's best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life.”

This was a fun ride that could be taken in big chunks, or read chapter by chapter and by the different stories. Ten authors each write a chapter, but it ends up being nicely tied together in the end (which I admit, I had trouble getting into the rhythm of in the beginning, it was a bit jarring. Not only do the stories tie to the main part, in small ways they tie to each other. Each author brings a unique feeling, voice and perspective. I like that they got ‘famous’ authors to do this, and I like that part of the proceeds go to Amnesty International. The lessons or morals in some of the story’s are OK because they are unobtrusive. I never felt hit over the head with anything. Overall, a great read-a-thon read, and more then happy I took the time to read it. =D

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

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